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Black and Latino Playwrights Celebration

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August 29- September 4, 2022

A workshop and showcase featuring the work of student and professional Black and Latino playwrights, conducted by professional guest directors and artists.


The mission of Texas State University's Black and Latino Playwrights Celebration (formerly the Black and Latino Playwrights Conference) is to study the craft, to future the artist, and celebrate the work.


The Department of Theatre and Dance annually sponsors a Black and Latino Playwrights Celebration that includes professional guest director and actors, auditions, 3-5 days of open rehearsals and in-class presentations by guest artists culminating in staged reading performances open to the campus and community.


  • Provide Texas State University students majoring in theatre with the opportunity to work with professionals for a hands-on, week-long lab that includes the collaborative process of "finding a play" in rehearsals, culminating with a public staged reading.
  • Showcase the work of Black and Latino playwrights from across the country.
  • Annually lend an ear to new voices and help writers, in collaboration with directors, actors and dramaturges, to shape their stories and hone their craft in an environment that allows the writer to explore and grow and learn fearlessly.
  • Share the play with the campus and community in a staged reading for audiences followed by a discussion and/or question and answer session.


Eugene Lee
The Center for Multicultural and Gender Studies

Only scripts submitted prior to the April 15, 2022 deadline will be considered.  

Play scripts may be delivered by regular mail, in person or using the submission form at . Include a stamped self-addressed envelope if you wish your manuscript returned. Send manuscripts to:  

Department of Theatre & Dance  
Texas State University  
601 University Drive  
San Marcos, Texas 78666  
ATTN: Black and Latino Playwrights Celebration   
Notification of selected writers by June 30, 2022.